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St Mary’s roundabout: Residents deserve answers now, says councillor

roadworks signs

Cllr Garratt said that residents have questions now about the St Mary's Roundabout transformation and they deserve answers.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Call-in of pumping station decision at Westridge Farm rejected by chair of planning

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley and residents say their comments are being ignored, but the chair of planning says there are no material planning issues with the application that was approved under delegated decision.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

New state-of-the-art facilities for Christ the King College pupils and staff

Artist impression of christ the king college

After a challenging period for the school, Cllr Brading said the future of education at the school looked bright and praised the “dynamic leadership”.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Video: Ventnor’s Cliff top wildflower meadow now well established

cliff top meadow ventnor

Two years ago this cliff top was simply covered by grass. Now it's a thriving wildflower meadow. Here's how it was transformed.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

All set for Isle of Wight Pride Parade and day-long entertainment

pride flag being carried down union street

Islanders are expected to line the streets for the Isle of Wight Pride parade on Saturday, which starts at midday.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New 20mph speed limit through centre of village agreed

20mph sign

The local authority, working in close partnership with the Parish Council, Island Roads and the local ward member, have agreed a series of new speed restrictions throughout the parish to improve road safety.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 11:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Red Box Project formally comes to an end today

Cheque being handed over by Katharine

Spearheaded by Katharine Spencer-Brown, the IW branch of Red Box Project has been a huge success on the Island, ensuring that young girls don't need to miss school anymore due to period poverty.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry with one comment

15 months of roadworks to transform St Mary’s roundabout

St Marys Junction Signalised

The Cabinet member responsible for roads says that delays during the 15 months of roadworks are inevitable.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 8:36am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Spot a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon: High number of Painted Ladies

Painted Lady on flower

The Painted Lady migrates in varying numbers from the Continent each summer, but around once every 10 years the UK experiences a Painted Lady ‘summer’ when millions of the butterflies arrive en masse.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:25am

By Katie Callaghan

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

Mountbatten’s bereavement services available to anyone

People holding hands with tissue - Mountbatten Bereavement Support

You don’t need to have a connection to Mountbatten to receive their bereavement support, which extends to anyone who has suffered the sudden death of someone close to them – including loss through suicide.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 5:57pm

By Emma Topping

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat called after crew member breaks arm

RNLI embroidered logo

The emergency involved a crew member who had suffered a broken arm aboard a yacht.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 4:24pm

By George Chastney